Magazine article Variety

A Day (or Two) at the Races

Magazine article Variety

A Day (or Two) at the Races

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The 30th running of the Breeders' Cup takes place Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and Hollywood will play a role In what those in the sport of kings call the Super Bowl of horse racing. NBC Sports airs the races live, with the headline event - the Breeders' Cup Classic - set to go off between 8 and 9 p.m. ET.

A HORSE IN THE RACE

Owner; horse (race)

Cary Barber (producer, co-founder of Spyglass Entertainment ); Laugh Track (Sprint)

Jim Rome (talkshow host); Mizdirection (Turf Sprint, defending champ)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer); The Fugue (Turf)

Norton Herrick (Herrick Entertainment); Brujo de Olleros (Dirt Mile), Street Sailing (Juvenile Fillies Turf)

SOUND OF MUSIC, THUNDER OF HOOFBEATS

Hosted in collaboration with Hip Card Prods., Songs in the Saddle, a concert in the track's infield, will be held after the running of the Breeders' Cup Classic. Singers include Kristin Chenoweth, Toni Braxton, Jakob Dylan, Macy Cray, Joan Osborne, Dame and Jenny 0. Performances also will take place between races.

A FEAST FOR FOODIES

Wolfgang Puck Catering will serve more than 5,000 VIP attendees and guests in the Trackside Marquee, Frontrunner, Sierra Vista, Trophy Lounge, and the newly renovated Chandelier Room areas. …

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